Business Administration Degrees

Business Administration Degrees


Our Business Administration Degrees leverage the San Francisco Bay Area’s culture of innovation, empowering you to either build companies from the ground up or propel existing organizations forward.

Guided by our world-renowned faculty, you’ll develop a foundational understanding of core business functions, from project management to accounting to human resources, while mastering essential financial principles. 

You’ll have the opportunity to learn from industry leaders and hone your skills through real-world experiences such as internships, studying abroad, and hands-on projects.


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Saint Mary's offers two undergraduate degrees in Business, Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Bachelor of Science (BS). See which degree works best for your future career path.

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Bachelor of Arts [BA]

The BA is a smaller degree that provides students with a light yet complete general business training. The lighter load provides students an opportunity to complement the business foundation with a major in another area. The education you receive the BA degree can be applied to roles such as Consultant, Project Manager, and other managerial roles that would benefit from a second major.

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Bachelor of Science [BS]

A good fit for students who want a strong overall general business foundation. It is an ideal degree for a strong breadth in all areas of business without focusing solely in one area. If you want managerial roles or functional roles such as Business Analyst, Management Consultant or Financial Analyst, a BS in Business could be right for you.

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A Message from the Program Director

"If you are a person who enjoys examining life from many angles, you may not want to focus on just one aspect of business and instead position yourself to coordinate and lead across several different functional areas."


Explore a Minor Alongside the Business Degree

Students may complete both the Business Administration Major and a Minor in another area of study if they fulfill all requirements of the minor, including at least 3 courses that do not count towards their major (where each class must be at least 3 CU).

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Entrepreneurship Concentration

In addition to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science, Saint Mary's offers an Entrepreneurship Concentration within the Business Administration degree. Bring your innovative ideas to life with our Entrepreneurship Program.

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Business Administration Degree Testimonial

“My degree in business administration has prepared me to enter the workforce as a well-rounded employee. My courses challenged me to think critically, problem-solve, and work in cross-functional teams. I am forever grateful for the skillset I cultivated while studying as a business administration major.”

Katelyn Young, '22

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